Animal welfare is becoming increasingly important to farmers, consumers, and retailers. In this regard, the reliable assessment of welfare on dairy farms is a crucial step in herd management and farm assurance, but potentially also for cattle breeding. The implementation of suitable welfare indicators is spreading across the world, and it involves research institutes and […]
In a preview article from the upcoming IDF Dairy Sustainability Outlook edition 3, we look at a case study in Ireland to harness practical measures within dairy agroecosystems to address climate change and biodiversity. Ireland is one of the 197 countries that have signed up to the Paris Agreement, which aims to limit the rise […]
The challenge of balancing milk supply in times of crisis: Why some farmers have to discard raw milk during the COVID-19 pandemic
Like many other sectors, the dairy supply chain has been disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Unfortunately, adapting milk production due to a serious drop in market demand resulting from the abrupt albeit temporary closing of restaurants, hotels and school, is not an easy and quick thing to do. Despite strong demand for basic foods like […]
IDF and ICAR to host a workshop on the use of animal-based indicators of dairy cow welfare and its potential hamonization on 9 June 2020.
Growing global interest in non-bovine milk
Growing global interest in a range of animal milks, including goat, buffalo and sheep milk.
Animal welfare is increasing in importance in agricultural systems in many countries around the world. As the 13th edition of the IDF Animal Health Report is released, Louise Winblad of Växa Sverige reflects on why information on animal welfare should be communicated globally, and shares details on some of the case studies included in the […]
The International Dairy Federation (IDF) has announced speakers for the 8th IDF International Symposium on sheep, goat and other non-cow milk, which takes place 4 and 5 May 2020 in Brussels, Belgium. Presentations will describe the latest scientific advances about milk originating from other animals than cows in the fields of human nutrition, science and […]